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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hemige, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627 editor; Blount, Edward, active 1588 - 1632, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, Bookseller; Jaggard William, 1569-1623, printer; Jaggard, Isaac, -1627, printer; Droeshout, Martin, 1601 -, engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, former owner; Lewis, Charles, 1786 - 1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the first edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the First Folio. Printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount, the First Folio contains 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences between editions.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Mostly in verse
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by Haughton, William, d. 1605; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Daborne, Robert, d. 1628; Barrenger, William, d. 1631, bookseller; Okes, Nicholas, printer; English Printing Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Francis Longe Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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STC (2nd ed.) identifies the printer as N. Okes
Topics: Ward, John?, fl. 1601-1615, Dansiker
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by Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645?; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. A morall maske; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Hannibal and Scipio; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Covent garden; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Springs glorie; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Tottenham Court; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Vnfortunate mother; Nabbes, Thomas, 1605?-1645? aut. Bride; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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According to Pforzheimer, this set of Nabbes' works was issued by Nicholas Fussell, who had likely purchased rights to the individual plays, in large part from remainder stock owned by Charles Greene. It is unclear how many of the titles bound together in extant copies were originally issued together by Fussell and how many were added in by later owners. Therefore each title is also cataloged separately. See Pfrozheimer for a more detailed description.
OCLC number: ocm04027851
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by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Stansby, William, active 1597-1638, printer; Hole, William, -1624, engraver; Williams, John, former owner. MB; Williams, Mary, former owner. MB; Bracebridge, W., former owner. MB
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The main title page exists in three states, each with a variant imprint. Each play has a separate title page, some with multiple states, and numerous variants exist within the texts. See Greg, as well as Studies in bibliography vol. 40, pages 106-120, vol. 49, pages 149-168, and vol. 50, pages 408-409 for further information
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cotes, Richard, -1653, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637? bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Davies, Thomas, 1713-1785, autographer; Freeman, John, autographer; Utterson, Edward Vernon, 1775 or 1776-1856, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as the Second Folio. The so-called First Folio was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the First Folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that frequently contained significant textual divergences...
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dekker, Thomas, ca. 1572-1632; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Signatures: A-K⁴.
Topic: Middleton, Thomas, d. 1627
Signatures: A-H⁴ (A1=blank)
Topic: Cutpurse, Moll, 1584?-1659
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Dawson, John, -1648? printer; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, active 1621-1643, printer; Holte, Lister, Sir, 1720-1770, former owner; Bartlett, A.L., former owner
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Continued from title page: "1. Bartholomew Fayre. 2. The staple of newes. 3. The Divell is an asse."
By Christopher Marlowe.
Printers' names from STC.
Topic: Henry VIII, King of England, 1491-1547
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Knight, Joseph, active 1684-1691, bookseller; Saunders, Francis, active 1684-1699, bookseller; Roberts, Robert, -1702?, printer; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, bookseller; Goldsmid, Isaac L. (Isaac Lyon), 1778-1859, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Sheen Anglorum (Monastery), former owner
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This, the fourth edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as ́the fourth folio." The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with significant...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Allot, Robert, active 1625-1636?, bookseller; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Hawkins, Richard, -1637?, bookseller; Meighan, Richard, bookseller; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This, the second edition of the collected plays of William Shakespeare, is commonly known as "the second folio." The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited poorly, with...
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Alsop, Bernard, printer; Fawcett, Thomas, fl. 1621-1643, printer; Allot, Robert, fl. 1625-1636?; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Printers' names from STC.
Topic: Domitian, Emperor of Rome, 51-96
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Sheares, William, -1662, publisher; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Viz. 1. Antonio and Mellida. 2. Antonio's revenge. 3. The tragedie of Sophonisba. 4. What you will. 5. The fawne. 6. The Dutch courtezan."--Title page
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer; Harward, John, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This book, commonly known as "the third folio," is the third edition, first issue of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called "first folio" was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often...
Signatures: A² B-K⁴ L².
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Hayes, Thomas, -1604?, publisher; Roberts, James, -1618?, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-I⁴ K².
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Chetwind, Philip, publisher; Droeshout, Martin, 1601- engraver; Heminge, John, approximately 1556-1630, editor; Condell, Henry, -1627, editor; Digges, Leonard, 1588-1635; Mabbe, James, 1572-1642?; Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Milton, John, 1608-1674; Holland, Hugh, -1633; Daniel, Roger, printer; Warren, Alice, printer; Hayes, John, 1633 or 1634-1705, printer; Kinnear, John Gardiner, former owner; Thorpe, Thomas, 1791-1851, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This book is commonly known as ́the third folio" and is the third edition, second issue, of the collected plays of William Shakespeare. The so-called ́first folió was printed in London and issued in 1623 by Isaac Jaggard and Edward Blount. It contained 36 plays, 18 of which had never before appeared in print, including Macbeth, The tempest, and Julius Caesar. Before the first folio, a number of Shakespeare's plays had been published in various smaller formats that were often edited...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Lacy, John, d. 1681; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Taming of the shrew
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A prose alterations of Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Webster, John, 1580?-1625?, author of introduction, etc; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Tuckett, Charles, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The Induction is written by John Webster
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by Heywood, Thomas, d. 1641; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Described in W.W. Greg, A bibliography of the English printed drama, London, 1939, vol. 1, p. 352-353, no. 224(d)
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Royal Exchange (London, England), Armada, 1588
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Chettle, Henry, d. 1607?; Norton, John, d. ca. 1640, printer; Perry, Hugh, 17th cent., bookseller; Mitford, S., former owner
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Signatures: A² B-K⁴ L².
Topics: English drama (Tragedy), English drama, European drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer; Gybbon, Phillips, 1678-1762, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. ESTC
Author's name does not appear in text
Topic: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
Signatures: A-V⁸
Topic: Classical literature
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Jaggard, William, 1569-1623, printer; Pavier, Thomas, -1625, bookseller; Roberts, James, 1618?; Mackenzie, John, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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This quarto is one of nine believed to bear false imprints and dates, having in fact been printed in London by William Jaggard for Thomas  Pavier  in 1619.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Wise, Andrew, active 15th century-16th century, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bright, Benjamin Heywood, former owner
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Signatures: A-I⁴.
Topic: Richard II, King of England, 1367-1400
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Marshall, William, active 1617-1650, engraver; Macock, John, printer; Hills, Henry, -1689? printer; Martyn, John, active 1649-1680, bookseller; Herringman, Henry, -1704, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Cotton, Charles, 1630-1687, former owner; Gaffield, Thomas, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Both authors' names appear within braces
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by Day, John, 1574-1640?; Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?; Wilkins, George, fl. 1607; Eld, George, d. 1624, printer; Wright, John, d. 1646, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. BRL
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Signatures: A-H⁴.
Topics: Sherley, Thomas, Sir, 1564-1630?, Sherley, Anthony, Sir, 1565-1635?, Sherley, Robert, Sir,...
Originally published anonymously in 1591 and here falsely attributed to Shakespeare.
Topic: John, King of England, 1167-1216
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Troilus and Cressida; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher; Swall, Abel, publisher
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Signatures: A⁴ a-b⁴ B-K⁴
Topics: Troilus (Legendary character), Cressida (Fictitious character), Trojan War
This quarto is one of nine believed to bear false imprints and dates, having in fact been printed in London by William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier in 1619.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Browne, Jonas, -1718, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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P.62 is misnumbered 63
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Hodgets, John, active 1601-1625, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Bridgewater House Library, former owner
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Partly in verse
Mostly in verse
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Cibber, Colley, 1671-1757; Corneille, Pierre, 1606-1684. Cid
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Title page printed in red and black
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Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Garrick, David, 1717-1779
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Alterations are by David Garrick
Topic: Courtship
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by Webster, John, 1580?-1625?
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Mostly in verse
Topics: Virginia, daughter of Virginius (Legendary character), English literature
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Wise, Andrew, active 15th century-16th century, bookseller; Aspley, William, -1640, bookseller; Bright, Benjamin Heywood, former owner; Steevens, George, 1736-1800, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name Cf. ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Thorpe, Thomas, 1570?-1635?, bookseller; Holgate, William, former owner; Riviere, Robert, 1808-1882, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Probably a revision by Marston of an earlier play by an unknown author"--Halkett & Laing (2nd ed.)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Greville, Fulke, Baron Brooke, 1554-1628; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Butter, Nathaniel, -1664, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Published anonymously. By Fulke Greville, Baron Brooke
Signatures: A-I⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Purfoot, Thomas, -1615, printer; Law, Matthew, -1629, bookseller; Bedford, Francis, 1799-1883, binder; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Edition statement precedes the author's name on the title page
Topic: Henry IV, King of England, 1367-1413
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Voltaire, 1694-1778; Hill, Aaron, 1685-1750, tr; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress)
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Adapted from Voltaire
Topic: Merope, wife of Cresphontes
Source: bplill
STC (2nd ed.) identifies the printer as J. Haviland
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by Kirkman, Francis, 1632-approximately 1680, compiler; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; S. Leigh Sotheby & John Wilkinson (Firm), auctioneer
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The words "in London ... at other" are bracketed together on title page
Printer's name from ESTC
Topic: Edward II, King of England, 1284-1327
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by Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Raging Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Courageous Turk; Goffe, Thomas, 1591-1629. Tragedy of Orestes; Bedell, Gabriel, -1668, bookseller; Collins, Thomas, active 1650-1682, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"The raging Turk", "The courageous Turk", and "The tragedy of Orestes" each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous
Originally published anonymously in 1591; falsely ascribed to Shakespeare. This did serve as the source play for his King John
Topic: John, King of England, 1167-1216
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by Fletcher, John, 1579-1625; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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The minor plot is from Cervantes' El casamiento enganoso, one of the Novelas exemplares
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver; Gravelot, Hubert Francʹois, 1699-1773, artist; Garrick, David, 1717-1779, editor; Draper, Somerset, bookseller; J. and R. Tonson, bookseller; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England)
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Signatures: A-B℗£℗ø C℗£℗ø(-C12)
Signatures: A-G⁴.
Topics: Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603, Mary I, Queen of England, 1516-1558
Running title: Vittoria Corombona
Topic: English literature
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by Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Darius; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedy of Croesus; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Alexandraean tragedy; Stirling, William Alexander, Earl of, 1567 or 1568-1640. Tragedie of Iulius Caesar; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"Another issue of the expanded reissue of 1607 in which the original title of The Alexandrean Tragedy, ³A2, is replaced by a cancel (verso blank) bearing an ornament in place of a lace ornament. The cancel is from a wholly different setting"--Greg.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Holgate, William, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Newcomb, Thomas, -1681 or 1682, printer
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Head-pieces; initial
Signatures: A-M⁴ (M⁴ blank)
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Smethwicke, John, -1641, bookseller; Eld, George, -1624, printer; Simmes, Valentine, active 1585-1622, printer; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB
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Possibly printed by George Eld or Valentine Simmes.--Cf. ESTC; STC (2nd ed.)
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Purcell, Henry, 1659-1695, composer; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, publisher
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Libretto only (the music, composed by Purcell, "was never published, and it disappeared, probably within a very few years of its production"--DNB)
Topics: Arthur, King, English drama, English drama, Operas
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by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, dubious author; Middleton, Thomas, -1627, attributed name; Jaggard, William, 1569-1623, printer; Pavier, Thomas, -1625, bookseller; Lewis, Charles, 1786-1836, binder; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Clarke & Bedford, binder
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This quarto is one of nine believed to bear false imprints and dates, having in fact been printed in London by William Jaggard for Thomas Pavier in 1619.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
by Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Cooke, Jo., active 1614, attributed name, author; Law, Matthew, -1629, bookseller; Purfoot, Thomas, -1639 or 1640, printer; Wolfreston, Frances, 1607-1677, former owner. MB; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Attributed to Thomas Heywood. Sometimes also attributed to "Joshua Cooke" (i.e. John Cooke?)
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Cary, Elizabeth, Lady, 1585 or 6-1639; Carey, Elizabeth, Lady, 1585 or 6-1639; McKee, Thomas Jefferson, 1840-1899, former owner
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E.C. = Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland. Also sometimes attributed to Lady Elizabeth Berkeley (nee Carey) and to her mother, Lady Elizabeth Carey.--ESTC
Topic: Mariamne, consort of Herod I, King of Judea, ca. 57-ca. 29 B.C
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Milton, John, 1608-1674. Paradise lost; Herringman, Henry, -1704, publisher; Hills, Henry, -1713, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Holgate, William, former owner
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An adaptation of Milton's Paradise lost
Topics: Fall of man, Operas
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by Greene, Robert, 1558?-1592; Boston Public Library. Thomas Pennant Barton Collection of Shakespeare
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Signatures: A-H⁴.
Topic: Henry III, King of England, 1207-1272
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
by Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Garrick, David, 1717-1779, editor; Wenman, Joseph, -1790, bookseller; Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (London, England); Covent Garden Theatre
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Part of a series issued with numbers of the The theatrical magazine, and also separately. The text is Garrick's
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by Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692, author; Bentley, Richard, -1697, publisher; Magnes, Mary, publisher
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Topic: Oedipus (Greek mythological figure)
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by Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Browne, Jonas, -1718, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Boston Public Library. Catalogue of the Barton Collection